Uninsured total population, state-level

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Definitions: Individuals in the population who were not covered by health insurance at any point during the year.

Data Source: Data for this measure come from the U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), Annual Social and Economic Supplements (ASEC).

Data were retrieved on March 4, 2014 from: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins/data/historical/HIB_tables.html (Table HIB-4).

Footnotes: Updated March 2014 by Washington KIDS COUNT.

The U.S. Census Bureau often revises previous estimates. Therefore, figures presented here may be different from figures presented elsewhere.  

Health insurance includes private sector insurance generally provided through work, as well as insurance provided through the public sector, such as Medicare and Medicaid. Children receiving health insurance through a variety of new State Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP) are counted as having health insurance.

The Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS) asks about health insurance coverage in the previous calendar year. People were considered “insured” if they were covered by any type of health insurance for part or all of the previous calendar year. They were considered “uninsured” if, for the entire year, they were not covered by any type of health insurance.